Dark Drops, 2012
Handmade ink and wax interventions onto Digital Pigment print with 1 colour silkscreen plus Glaze onto Somerset Photo Satin 300gsm
28.3 x 38 cm
Edition of 40 + 5AP and 2PP
Chisenhale Gallery presents Painting the Weights, a solo exhibition by Christina Mackie, comprising a major installation of new works incorporating sculpture, video, photography and drawing.
Mackie is best known for her multi-layered installations that operate as tangents and abstractions of her meditations on the condition of materiality as emotional, physical and socio-political. Mackie uses a wide variety of sources and materials ranging from biomedical data, geological field-research to watercolour techniques and artisanal sculptural processes. The exhibition investigates the interface between scientific arguments and their virtual illustration as an inquiry into dislocated technologies of human interaction. Painting the Weights consistently returns to a discussion of connectivity – of the connection between societal structures and geology, the dislocation of the body to its material context and the forces of representation that determine our understanding of the material world.
To accompany the exhibition Mackie has produced a limited edition work that layers printing processes with handmade interventions. The work relates to a series of watercolours where the application of ink to paper results in organic forms that remind us of explosions, clouds and drops, nuclear and natural.
Christina Mackie (born 1956, Oxford) lives and works in London. Recent solo exhibitions include Nottingham Castle Museum, Nottingham, UK (2013); Painting the Weights, Chisenhale Gallery, London (2012); Us, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne (2010); The Judges, Supportico Lopez, Berlin (2010); This That and The Other, Herald Street, London (2007) and Art Now Sculpture Court, Tate Britain (2007). Group exhibitions include Modern Times, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, UK (2013); Fragmented Bodies, Tate Britain, London (2011); Molecular Etwas, Kunstewerke, Berlin (2010) and Celebration, Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin (2009). Mackie won the Becks Futures Art Prize in 2005 and in 2011 received the Oxford-Melbourne Fellowship and The Contemporary Art Society's Annual Award.
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